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Braised Beef Short-Ribs


This rich, savory & hearty recipe is perfect for any special occasion or holiday get together.

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  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or Olive oil
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Braised Beef Short-Ribs - Step 1

Sprinkle ribs generously with salt & pepper. Heat canola or olive oil in a Dutch oven on the stove over medium high heat. Dredge ribs in flour, shaking excess flour off. In Dutch oven, brown ribs in oil in batches. Remove and set aside.

Step 2

Braised Beef Short-Ribs - Step 2

In the drippings, saute the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic until tender. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
Add crushed tomatoes.
Return ribs to the pan.

Step 3

Braised Beef Short-Ribs - Step 3

Add broth. Bring to a boil. Add rosemary and thyme to Dutch oven. Reduce heat to low.
Cover and cook 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until meat is tender. Remove ribs and keep warm. Discard herbs. Skim fat from pan juices; thicken if desired.

Serve over creamy mashed potatoes or polenta!

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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